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View Poll Results: What is the best weather for skating? In fahrenheit.
50 6 25.00%
-2 1 4.17%
105 1 4.17%
70 17 70.83%
30 0 0%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 24. You may not vote on this poll

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Old March 9th, 2008, 06:34 PM   #1
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Smile I was going to go skating today...

"But I'm dad and I might get cold. Dohhh."
It'd be the first time in a while.
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Old March 9th, 2008, 08:28 PM   #2
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They guy that voted -2 is a true athlete.
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Old March 9th, 2008, 09:24 PM   #3
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I voted 50.

But as kids we'd go ice skating at down to -20 Celcius, which would be around maybe -10 fahrenheit. I'm not saying this to sound like some viking super man guy, but -20 was the limit for gym class. If it was colder than that they would let us have gym class inside in the winter. If it was warmer than that it was skating or skiing.

In retrospect, I'm really glad they made us go outside, even when we didn't feel like it. I wish I had skated more.
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Old March 9th, 2008, 09:35 PM   #4
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50 is best if you want to grind out some miles and not have the heat slow you down. 70 is best if you are trying to get another family member to come along. In my opinion...
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Old March 9th, 2008, 09:38 PM   #5
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I voted 70 but 50 is good too. I went out today, windchill 22, actual temp like 34 or something. Brrr and really windy but I got away from my kids which was the whole point
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Old March 10th, 2008, 12:12 AM   #6
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I'd say 45-60 is the sweet spot. That in an overcast day with no wind is total heaven. At twilight and night is pretty fun aswell at that temperature range.
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Old March 10th, 2008, 02:26 AM   #7
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I voted 105. A long time ago, we had some freak weather and the temp jumped to 102. The AC in the rink couldn't keep up, so we opened the doors. The heat & humidity made the Roll On grip like nothing else. The high grip and thinner air made for some awesome speeds, just with a little bit more sweat.
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Old March 10th, 2008, 11:24 AM   #8
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I've found out this winter that the cold just really seems to slow me down. Not that I need a heat index of 95 to skate well, but anything below about 60 doesn't seem to do me any favors. I don't mind sweating, and I sweat regardless of the temp once I get moving anyway. This winter I did my longest skate at about 30, but other than that, I look forward to those around me bitching about the heat.

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